Three years later, it's clear some teams made mistakes in the 2017 NFL Draft. That's easy to say with hindsight, of course. The Browns probably wish they had Patrick Mahomes right now, and the Bears just had to trade for a quarterback to potentially replace Mitch Trubisky.
So we here at NBC Sports Chicago wanted to re-run the 2017 draft knowing what we know now. Mahomes is a superstar. Over 100 picks wouldn't pass before George Kittle goes off the board. Alvin Kamara doesn't slip past every team multiple times. Eddie Jackson doesn't either.
Here's how we did it. Each of our four Bears experts picked for two divisions. I took the NFC/AFC North, Adam Hoge had the NFC/AFC West, Cam Ellis picked for the NFC/AFC South and Bryan Perez went with the NFC/AFC East. We used the initial draft order, so the Bears still picked at No. 3 and the Chiefs and Texans were not able to trade up (though the Saints still picked at No. 32, having traded Brandin Cooks to the Patriots before the draft).
There were a ton of far-reaching implications from this we'll get into later here on NBC Sports Chicago. For now...
Throughout his entire career, Jay Cutler was must-see TV, no matter how you felt about him.
There were highlights and lowlights and weird stuff somewhere in the middle, but it was all uniquely "Cutler."
And somehow the most "Cutler-esque" moments made us laugh, cry and feel all the feelings of the rainbow, the most.
America got a taste of live sports on Sunday via The Match, a charity golf outing pitting Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. The competition raised $10 million for coronavirus relief.
It also offered Manning the chance to take a friendly jab at Brady, long his competitor on the gridiron, using new Bears quarterback Nick Foles.
In a mid-match interview, Manning noted how it's difficult to get to Brady's head on the field. The former Colts and Broncos quarterback then named two potential caddies he could have brought to disrupt Brady's focus: his brother, Eli Manning, and Foles.
"Do you bring Eli? Could do that," Manning said. "Do you bring Nick Foles? Maybe."
"Cheap shot," Brady said in response, grinning.
The Philadelphia Eagles beat Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII two years ago, with Foles, a backup turned starter, leading the charge. Based on Brady's comment, Manning may have struck a nerve with the six-time Super Bowl champion.
Foles got in on the fun on Twitter:
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